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FREE London: ART IN THE PARK: Affordable Art Fair double bill returns to the capital this Autumn – FREE FRIDAY for London Mums

Calling all art enthusiasts, photography fanatics and budding collectors; this Autumn, the Affordable Art Fair returns to London with two separate events showcasing contemporary collections from household names nd emerging talent, all priced from £40 to £4,000, set in the scenic surroundings of Battersea Park (25-28 October 2012) and Hampstead Heath (1-4 November 2012) .

London Mums have the chance to attend for FREE on the Friday by presenting a copy of this page at the door! It is as simple as this so just go along and have fun. There are plenty of artistic and creative workshops for you to attend with your kids.

Defined by its informal and relaxed atmosphere, the Affordable Art Fair is the fun place for anyone interested, and looking to invest, in art. Within the £40 – £4,000 price range, 75% of exhibited art is priced under £3,000, with plenty available for under £1,000 too. With each piece ready to be wrapped up and taken away the same day, the fair has established itself as an inspiring destination for those looking for a special one-off purchase, and others who are developing a personal art collection.

For the second year running, art fans based both north and south of the river will have an Affordable Art Fair within easy reach; the newer Hampstead Heath fair follows hot on the heels of Battersea Park, the traditional home of the fair and the longest standing in its 14 year history. An extensive selection of high quality art will be on display at both London fairs, and investment opportunities abound for first time buyers and seasoned collectors alike. Over 100 handpicked galleries from across the UK will bring the very best of their collections to each location, spanning illustration to sculpture, painting, photography and editioned prints.

Battersea Park:

Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 October 2012

Opening hours: 11.00am – 6.00pm (Late View Thursday 25, 5.30 – 9.30pm)

Ticket prices: £10 – £20 (concessions £8 – £13)

Hampstead Heath:

Thursday 1 – Sunday 4 November 2012

Opening hours: 11.00am – 6.00pm (Late View Thursday 1, 5.30-9.30pm)

Ticket prices: £10 – £20 (concessions £8 – £13)


Visit www.affordableartfair.co.uk to sign up for email updates and to purchase gift vouchers for any of the fairs.

Information: 020 8246 4848 Join us on

Facebook: The Affordable Art Fair, UK

Twitter: @aaflondon

I leave you with this amazing motto by Pablo Picasso

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.”

This Autumn, the Affordable Art Fair returns to both sides of the river for what is anticipated to be its biggest and most exciting year yet. A favourite amongst families, the Affordable Art Fair guarantees a fun-filled day, offering a host of free activities as part of its ever popular Education Programme. This year will see hands-on workshops, talks, tours and demonstrations of arty techniques available to keep budding artists of all ages inspired.

‘Paper, Scissors, Rock’ is this Autumn’s theme, and there will be a series of hands-on workshops led by professional artists, each an expert in their field, from collage to sculpture, painting and paper cutting. Resident printmakers will offer guidance in their workshops, so your little ones will have the opportunity to take home their very own work of art. Alternatively, children and parents alike can get involved with a range of demonstrations and explore a mock studio to immerse themselves in the world of a sculptor. The ever popular Kids’ Activity Guides will also be on offer to help young ones aged between 4-11 to unleash their creative flair. The Affordable Art Fair also offers a crèche facility for children from 2-10 years of age, allowing grown-ups to browse hassle free.

For the grown-ups, the fair will be showcasing contemporary collections from both household names and emerging talent, all priced from £40 to £4,000. Over 100 handpicked galleries will show an extensive selection of high quality art at each London fair, and investment opportunities abound for first time buyers and seasoned collectors alike. A different selection of galleries and artists exhibit at each fair, from round the corner and across the world, spanning illustration to sculpture, painting, photography and edition prints.

Within the £40 – £4,000 price range, 75% of exhibited art is priced under £3,000, with plenty available for under £1,000 and £500 too. With each piece ready to be wrapped up and taken away the same day, the fair has established itself as an inspiring destination for those looking for a special one-off purchase to make a house a home.

Set in the scenic surroundings of Battersea Park and Hampstead Heath, there is not only enough activities to keep the family busy inside the fairs, and refreshments to be had at the on-site cafe, but lots to do and see nearby too, including Battersea Zoo and Kenwood House.

Easy accessible by public transport, and with free parking on site, it couldn’t be easier to pack up the kids and head out for a fun filled day for the whole family to enjoy!

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